What you can do to fight back this week (October 30)

Inside, empty seats. Outside, a sea of red.

Last Thursday’s Republican Party fundraiser starring Vice President Mike Pence in the Denver Tech Center was a powerful demonstration of how the momentum has shifted in less than a year since Trump prevailed in the 2016 election. Hundreds of protesters braved snow and frigid temperatures to express their outrage to Pence about Trump and the Republican agenda. Many of the protesters wore red cloaks from The Handmaid’s Tale to show their disgust at Vice President Pence’s regressive view of women and reproductive rights.

Click here to watch a brief video about Thursday’s protest. And thank you to everyone who showed up in terrible weather to make your voices heard.

Inside, even after Colorado Republicans slashed the price of tickets to see Pence nearly in half, there were still plenty of empty seats. Colorado didn’t vote for Trump: and as Republicans and the Trump administration continue to disgrace our nation on a near-daily basis, the lack of enthusiasm even among the party faithful is obvious. Today, the first indictments against members of the Trump campaign in the investigation into collusion with Russia in the 2016 were unsealed. Cory Gardner, Mike Coffman, Scott Tipton and every Republican who has ever defended or enabled Trump is now on notice.

They are weak. They are failing. And with your help, justice is coming. Here are more ways to take action for the week of October 30th:

Denver Ballot Issues Forum

For everyone who is still mulling over the Denver ballot initiatives or just procrastinating a little, please join State Representative Leslie Herod (HD-8), Representative James Rashad Coleman (HD-7), and Representative Chris Hansen (HD-6) along with experts who can answer all your ballot questions.

Where: Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, 1719 E 19th Ave, Denver
When: Monday, October 30 at 6:00pm

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Healthcare Open Enrollment Party

Open Enrollment for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act opens on 11/1/17 and we want you to spread the word, come to a beautiful and fun event at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, while talking with a few healthcare experts on how to get enrolled. This information will be presented in English and Spanish. Out Boulder County is partnering with El Comité de Longmont, Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center, Boulder County AIDS Project, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley and the Northern Colorado Health Alliance to bring you this event.

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30pm

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One Colorado Get Out the Vote Call Night!

Join us at the One Colorado office to remind our supporters to get out and vote in 2017! We will have snacks and drinks for you. If you have a have a laptop and/or phone, feel free to bring it along with you — otherwise, we will have some available!

Where: One Colorado, 1490 Lafayette St, Ste 304, Denver
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30pm and Thursday, November 2 at 5:30pm

Click here to RSVP (Wednesday).
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Where: First Congregational UCC – Grand Junction, 1425 N 5th St, Grand Junction
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30pm

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Five Years of Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Five Years of Legal Marijuana in Colorado, a civil and thoughtful panel discussion sponsored by 9News and the Denver Press Club on the fifth anniversary of Amendment 64. We’ll examine Colorado’s experience so far, and where we go next. Tickets are $5; free for DPC members.

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00pm

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UCDenver Genders & Sexualities Alliance Queer Lives 2017

Queer Lives is an annual free drag show and resource fair held by the UC Denver Genders and Sexualities Alliance. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the lives of queer people and help spread suicide awareness and resources for prevention in our community. Donations go toward the White Rose Scholarship, the Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire, and towards sending students to Creating Change 2018. This year we will also be collecting canned food donations to be sent to some of our people in Puerto Rico who lost their homes.

Where: Turnhalle Ballroom At The Tivoli, 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver
When: Thursday, November 2 at 5:00pm

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MeToo, Now What?

Sexual harassment and rape charges against powerful men recently took social media by storm under the #MeToo hashtag. Join us for a thoughtful discussion about harassment, discrimination and power in the workplace and beyond. Lee Ann Colaccioppo, editor of The Denver Post, will moderate the panel; more participants to come. Social hour at 5:30, with panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver
When: Thursday, November 2 at 5:30pm

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Denver Justice Project: Final Draft DPD Use of Force Policy: Public Town Hall (Part 2)

Please join us for an update on our efforts on the DPD Use of Force task force. In our first gathering, we shared with the community what the process on this committee has looked like and what we and representatives from other organizatios had hoped to accomplish. We also wanted to receive community feedback given that we joined this committee to ensure that our community had a voice in the process. For this meeting, we are hoping to share our proposals for the policy itself and again hope to get community input. It is crucial that we have strong attendance to this event, so please make it if you can.

Where: Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church
When: Thursday, November 2 at 6:00pm

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Public News Service: An Evening of Journalism and Justice

Elected leaders do not get to choose which freedoms to protect, yet across the country, journalists and the media are being attacked while exercising First Amendment rights. Instead of being the eyes and ears of the people, the media is now being positioned as the “enemy” – almost assuring our collective inability to determine truth from lies. This is not an accident. Join those at the front of the fight to protect our right to a free press for a discussion on the current climate for media. We will discuss ways we can all help protect the 1st Amendment.

Where: Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St., Denver
When: Thursday, November 2 at 6:30pm

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Allies Take Action and Out Boulder County: Making History One Signature at a Time

Ever wonder how Boulder got its “Gay Rights” law? November 3, 2017 marks 30 years since the inclusion of sexual orientation into Boulder’s equal protection ordinance. Please celebrate with us!

Where: Wild Sage Common House, 1650 Zamia Ave, Boulder
When: Friday, November 3 at 7:00pm

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We Were Chicanos: A Film by Caryn Sanchez

The Loveland Museum will screen Caryn Sanchez’s film about Denver Hispanic leader Richard Castro. Richard emerged from the early struggles of Denver’s Hispanic movement – El Movimiento. He went on to become one of Colorado’s most important political figures. Caryn will speak and answer questions about her work documenting Richard’s influence on Latino politics.

Where: Loveland Museum/Gallery, 503 N Lincoln Ave, Loveland
When: Saturday, November 4 at 1:30pm

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Say Their Names #WhyWeKneel Rally/Vigil/SilentMarch

The “Say Their Names” is a multimedia project, helmed by husband and wife team, Marc Bayard and Nicole Lee, aims to provide a forum for their narratives offering a comprehensive view of the lives of victims of police brutality.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock, Denver
When: Saturday, November 4 at 3:00pm

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Arvadans for Progressive Action November Meeting: Healthcare

Are you frustrated with our current Healthcare system? Come learn about pros and cons of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and what is being envisioned for universal healthcare in Colorado. Also, how alternative medicine can enhance wellness. Our panel includes: Dr Vince Markovchick, State Senator Jeanne Nicholson, and JoHannah Reilly, ND.

Where: Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St, Arvada
When: Saturday, November 4 at 3:45pm

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MeToo Leadership Event/Rally

Over ten years ago, activist Tarana Burke identified the phrase “Me too” as a powerful movement that could help women. She wanted to do something more to help women and girls of color who have experienced sexual violence. Today, the viral hashtag has called much attention to the epidemic of sexual assault and harrassment in our society affecting all communities. Tarana Burke says, “It’s beyond a hashtag. It’s the start of a larger conversation and a movement for radical community healing. Join us.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
When: Sunday, November 5 at 3:00pm

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Thanks again for everything you do week after week to fight back for our shared progressive values. It is inspiring to see so many of you coming back again and again as well as the newly-activated Americans who are deciding every day that enough is enough.

As Barack Obama famously said, and he wasn’t the first—”we are the ones we have been waiting for.” I’m proud to fight with you.

3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Moderatus says:

    Thanks to the white boys at ProgressNow for telling us about these events. Good luck with your "radical community healing."

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